Old Disney Channel has more classics than now

Gagani Liyanawaduge, Reporter-Artist

Many teenagers would agree that the Disney Channel shows from the early 2000s were a lot better than the current shows.

The shows that are considered “old” were aired on the Disney Channel in the early 2000s. A few shows that are considered “old” would be Kim Possible and Hannah Montana. Shows are considered “new” if they first aired after 2011.

The themes that were expressed in the old shows were a lot more meaningful than themes expressed in new shows, if any. This is one of the biggest reasons that the old Disney shows were more popular. Some of the themes that were expressed in the old shows are family, kindness, and growing up. The only themes that are expressed in the new shows are family/unity and also acceptance.

The animation and filmography in the new Disney shows is better quality compared to the old shows, mainly because of how technology has improved since the old shows first aired.

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody was the favorite of many. The show was about identical teenage twins Zack and Cody Martin, and all of their shenanigans at the Tipton Hotel. Freshman Jack McNiel said, “It’s just nostalgic.” Junior Nina Tasic said, “The characters were fun and interesting.” Junior Jake Zamarippa said, Mr. Moseby was such a dope guy.”

Hannah Montana was about teenager Miley Stewart, and her double life as the famous pop star Hannah Montana. Sophomore Abigail Hinrichsen said, “It was funny and I liked Hannah Montana’s music.”

Phineas and Ferb was another popular show. It was about Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher, and their methods of making their summer vacation as much fun as possible. Senior Jared Matejicka said, “All the inventions were weird.”

That’s So Raven was liked by many; the characters had great personalities and the show made a lot of people laugh. It was about teenager Raven Baxter and her ability to see glimpses of the future, and how those visions impacted her everyday life.

Lizzie McGuire was a very popular show in the very early 2000s. The show was about 13-year-old Lizzie McGuire and her best friends Gordo and Miranda, and how they face the challenges that middle school throws at them. 

In conclusion, many teenagers believe that old Disney shows are better.